So… It’s finally warming up around here… Slowly but surely the sun has started shining, the streets are trickling with melted run off, the war with my children against going outside in just a T-shirt has resumed, and the birds are at last, singing their happy springtime song after a winter that was cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey!!!
Of course along with spring, comes the entire nation, all melting at once, allowing every piece of rubbish, every dead animal, and every dog poop that has accumulated all winter, to thaw in unison, resulting in, let’s be honest, one hell of a stinky cocktail!
There’s also, still quite a thick covering of snow on the ground, and sure… You get hit with a face-full every now and again, as it blows off a rooftop… No seriously, here I am, actually getting blasted with a gust of drifting snow.
But it’s all good, because I just look that cute in my jeggings, combat boots, and my Love & Legend, NOIR sweatshirt from Addition Elle!!!
I’m SO looking forward to seeing grass on the ground, leaves on the trees, and to getting hit in the face with the sweet smell of lilacs rather than snow, but for now, I’m not complaining…
Because at least it’s not -1,000,000º anymore, and I can actually be adorable in the snow, like… I romped… ROMPED, damnit! Just like they do it in the movies, and without the cold freezer-burning my face off!!! Hashtag awesomesauce.
Jeggings, Addition Elle – similar
Sweatshirt, Addition Elle – here
Capes are a super hot trend this fall, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re comfortable, easy to wear, and come on! They’re capes (!!!), pretty much the coolest articles of clothing any human being can own!!!
I picked up this fabulous geo print cape from Zelie For She over the summer, and I’ve been saving it for the perfect autumn weather like we had over the weekend here in Montreal!
Since it’s a cotton cape, it works equally well over a cami, in lieu of a blazer in warmer weather; but my favorite way to wear it is over a cozy, long sleeved top, like this alligator textured sweater, when it is slightly cooler out.
Paired with some light blue jeggings, black patent pumps for a touch of glam, a stunning, handcrafted African cuff bracelet by La Caverne De Djénéba, and a great pair of sunnies from Forever 21, my cape looked fab and caught the attention of everyone in sight!
I know, I know, I said that 2014 would be all about stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing vibrant color, but I swear I haven’t broken my promise yet! This look was from before New Years so technically my resolution remains intact… But I am feeling a bit nostalgic. The sting of the rest of winter ahead and the ache of distancing myself from neutral shades is definitely sinking in.
This look is just so appealing to me. It’s basic and understated yet evokes a sexy, sensuous vibe. It’s ideal for an afternoon of shopping, a cup of hazelnut coffee with a good friend or late afternoon beer on a breezy terrace downtown with the girls, boutique bags in hand, of course!
Soft light blue jeggings that hug every curve, with this amazing sweater with chain detail paired with my favorite spiked buckle belt, nude flats and great nude rimmed sunglasses meld together to create a look that is smooth, sophisticated and as clean as freshly washed skin.
There is something delicate and sensual, naked and vulnerable about nudes that no other color can offer. I just may have to give in to my love of neutral tones once spring rolls around again, because going out in the nude is as classy as it gets!